As more men and women who served their country come home their skills can be put to good use in the medical community. Finding those veterans and reservists and getting them the training they need can make all the difference in their life out of uniform.
When veterans, including medics and corpsmen come back from serving overseas their medical skills do not automatically translate into certification. Colleges and Universities are developing programs to help them and also reservists earn their bachelor of science in nursing degrees.
There is no shortage of caregivers facing the challenge of helping their loved ones on a daily basis for any number of reasons. Getting them help can be done through telemedicine in an effort to reach as many people as possible in an efficient method.
For people who spend their days taking care of loved ones suffering from traumatic brain injuries or other health issues, it can be easy to lose themselves in the situation and not take care of their own needs.
When veterans come home after experiencing traumatic brain injuries, it can be difficult for them to adjust to their lives. It can also present a variety of challenges for their loved ones who take on the task of helping them in their daily lives.
Recent research from the Duquesne University School of Nursing has shown that a relatively low-intensity intervention delivered in community settings led to significant improvements in diet, activity and general health among participants. This type of intervention approach can play a key role in promoting aging in place and preventing transition to a higher level of care.